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Name: Decree Law No. 19/2008 on Living Allowances for the Elderly and the Disabled.
Country: Timor-Leste
Subject(s): Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-05-07
Entry into force:
ISN: TLS-2008-L-80484
Bibliography: Decree online Decree online United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), Timor-Leste PDF PDF (consulted on 2014-02-04)
Abstract/Citation: The support allowance, which this statute refers to, consists in a sum of money paid from the State Budget to meet the basic needs of the aged and the disabled living in East Timor. The support allowance cannot be added up to other sums of money paid for social protection from the State Budget to the same beneficiary, which have a permanent nature and whose amount is higher than the amount of that one, whether they arise from the contributory regimes of social security system or from the non-contributory ones. Also defines the criteria involving the allowance grant, its amount and the possibility of this one's revision, the procedure ruling the application supporting documents, the decision and the decision impugnation, as well as the role of the organ in charge for the processing.
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